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welcome to "world news tonight." escape plan. new details of the prison break, their tools, boxing gloves, lighted glasses, and the getaway car. how far they planned to drive. stranded. the u.s. flight to london die verted to canada. more than 100 passengers military bare racks. and the naacp leader accused, her brothers speaking out. and the drone smackdown. this man saying it violated his privacy. now being sued for destroying it. the new technology, pitting neighbor against neighbor.
good evening, thanks for joining us on this sunday, i'm tom llamas. first up, the prison break in upstate new york. investigators getting closer to understanding their plan. and some of the tools they used. the two convicted killers now out for nine days. and now, the prison worker charged with helping them provides some answers. and still no sign, despite hundreds of officers looking through dense woods and from the air. tonight, a few more pieces of the puzzle falling into place. phillip mena tonight. >> reporter: tonight, revealing new details inside an elaborately planned prison break. district attorney andrew wylie telling abc news prison worker joyce mitchell had been helping david sweat and richard matt plan the escape for months. mitchell describeing her
interaction with matt to wily. >> her comments were, he was pay ing attention to her, being nice to her. >> reporter: among the first items mitchell allegedly smuggled into the prison last fall, speed-bag boxing gloves and lighted glasses -- possibly similar to these. and, eventually, the blades and cutting tools sweat and matt would use to dig out of their cells. mitchell allegedly agreeing to be their getaway driver. the alleged plan, they would meet here blocks from the prison. climb out of a manhole between these two locations. they emerged free, and planned to drive to a place about seven hours away. >> they needed her car because it was a jeep, and needed four-wheel drive. >> reporter: mitchell never showed up checking herself into a hospital instead. she's now behind bars.
and the massive manhunt is into its ninth day. and a small return to normalcy for folks here, for the first time since wednesday, school will be back in session tomorrow. tom? >> thank you. tonight, airline passengers that left chicago friday night, finally landing in london today. a few hours after takeoff, making an emergency landing on a military base on the edge of canada. that's where they spent the next 21 hours, with no luggage and no reason why. mary bruce on their odyssey, and their outrage. >> reporter: united passengers today arriving in london, frustrated, exhausted and 33 hours late. hundreds of weary travelers fed up after being stranded overnight at a remote air force base in canada, forced to bunk in military barracks after their flight made an emergency landing. >> i don't think i'm ever going to fly united again. >> reporter: united airlines flight 958 took off from chicago
o'hare saturday evening headed for london. but three hours into the flight, the plane was forced to turn back, landing in goose bay, canada, because of a mechanical issue. abc news has learned it was a reported vibration issue in the rear of the cabin. >> there should have been enough fuel to return to new york or some place in the states. the fact that didn't seems to indicate that they had a serious problem. >> reporter: for 22 hours, the passengers stayed in military barracks, with just a few blankets, some in near freezing temperatures. but the crew? they stayed at a nearby hotel. united telling abc news in a statement, "hotel space was not available, so we accommodated our customers at a local military base." passengers were furious. one posting this picture on twitter saying, "united crew arrived, looking fresh from their comfy night in a hotel. outrageous." >> didn't tell us what was going to happen. when we're gonna go. how they're gonna get us to london. >> reporter: this morning, they boarded a new plane for newark and then finally on to london. united has apologized to
passengers and refunded them. and travelers tell us they were also given a $500 coupon. >> mary, thank you. next, the naacp leader accused of lying about her race. her parents and brothers speaking out. and tonight, we've learned she has postponed her moment of truth. here's kendis gibson. >> reporter: accused of lying about being black. >> she took me aside and told me to make sure no one found out where she was actually from. and for no one to know anything about her previous identity, and she was going to change her identity. for me not to blow her cover.
>> reporter: the 37-year-old embroiled in a firestorm after revelations that she's caucasian. despite claiming otherwise on an application. her brother telling abc news her transformation to this started years ago. >> she basically is totally changed her skin color with makeup, changed her hair, and at one point, she had her voice a little bit different. >> reporter: the brothers do believe she has done good for the african-american community in spokane, but the deception outraging many. >> i would have rather her been herself than trying to deceive me into being something she's not. >> reporter: tonight, she's sending out an e-mail to members, saying because of discussions with naacp leaders, she's decided to postpone a meeting discussing her racial identity tomorrow.
>> so many want to hear from here. and her parents will be on "good morning america" tomorrow. be sure to tune in. in dallas tonight, the police are counting the times they literally dodged bullets in an assault on their headquarters by an angry man. a standoff went on for hours before a department sniper put the attack to an end. here's ryan owens. >> reporter: a new look tonight at that barrage of bullets outside dallas one of them whizzing just past the head of this witness. the family of 35-year-old james boulware tells abc news he went on this rampage because he had a beef with cops -- blaming law enforcement after recently losing custody of his young son. >> we all have a breaking point and they pushed him past it. >> reporter: just after midnight saturday, boulware drove an armored van to the police station and opened fire. investigators believe he bought the van, complete with gun
slots, off ebay just a week ago. it once belonged to a sheriff's department in south carolina. in the end, he is the only one who died. shot by a sniper as he sat in his van. experts worry about an uptick in attacks against police across this county. >> law enforcement represents the symbol of government for many people, and they also are an attainable target. >> reporter: shattered glass and plywood now greet visitors at the dallas police headquarters. the chief saying this department and others in this country really need to rethink security now in light of a real wake-up call this weekend. tom? >> ryan, thank you. tonight, breaking news we learn of two horrible shark tark
texas. in the first twascase, a teenager attacked, and in the second a boy was attacked and we will stayn top of both of these attacks. severe storms across the country this weekend. texas hit again. this famous river walk completely flooded. in michigan, flooded roads catching drivers unprepared. rob marciano is here. rob, some severe weather tonight, but we're also watching the gulf. >> well, i want to start with the severe weather. filling in all around the some of high pressure in the southeast. tomorrow, the threat area expands through chicago. to the northeast, the i-95 corridor. and tropical storm carlos, going into the gulf of mexico.
could become a tropical storm before the end of tomorrow. going to bring heavy rain into an area that doesn't need any more water. next, to a health alert. a deadly bacteria linked to raw shellfish, but it survives in salt water. gloria riviera with the story. what you can do to stay safe. >> reporter: tonight, a worrisome and potentially fatal threat to beach goers is back. vibrio vulnificus -- a rare bacteria florida health officials say has already killed two people and infected five more in that state. in biloxi, mississippi, 25-year-old jennifer mcleland lost her leg after becoming infected. >> the doctors woke me up and told me i didn't have a leg. >> reporter: health officials say the bacteria enters the bloodstream through open cuts or scrapes. it can also be contracted by eating undercooked shellfish. jennifer, who beat leukemia as a child, had a small abrasion in
between her toes. the bacteria thrives in warm seawater. symptoms can include fever, chills, skin lesions and even septic shock. >> if you have an open wound or cut, child or adult, you should be aware there is a risk associated. >> reporter: it can be treated with antibiotics. gloria riviera, abc news washington. and jeb bush will make it official. announcing he's running for president. tonight, his campaign revealing their new brand. and one of his rivals already taking a shot. >> reporter: on monday, a big name set to enter the big field of republicans who want to be president. >> so many people could do so much better if we fixed a few things. >> reporter: jeb bush, out with this new campaign video, announcing in miami, florida, the city where he lives, the state where he was a two-term governor. he says he's his own man. no sign of that famous last name in his new campaign logo.
but will america buy a third bush? jeb thinks so. in the last six months likely raising a record amount of money, but also stumbling along the way. >> on the subject of iraq, very controversial, knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion? >> i would have and so would have hillary clinton, just to remind everybody, and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got. >> reporter: governor bush would later say he misheard the question. >> i would not have engaged. i would not have gone into iraq. >> reporter: this will be the first time bush faces an election since 2002. some people have said you're rusty, because it's been so long since you've run for office. is that fair? >> you've seen the test drives. i'll let you be the judge of that. >> reporter: one potential rival, governor chris christie telling george on "this week" he's politically tougher than jeb. >> i think i'm combat ready for washington, d.c., and you need to be. >> tomorrow, bush becoming the 11th republican entering the race.
i'll be down there in miami covering the rally and announcement. and nba game five, the first four games of this year's championship have been the most-watched in history. with the series tied at two, and two of the games decided in overtime the excitement is intense. and t.j. holmes is at the arena tonight. >> reporter: they're starting to file in at oracle. these are not exactly cinderella teams. after all, they were two of the best in the nba this season. but it still feels like a fairy tale run for both teams, given the warriors haven't been to a finals in 40 years and the cavs have never won a championship. >> the momentum starts once the game starts. see who can make the most plays. >> reporter: its golden state's golden boy, current league mvp steph curry against four-time league mvp and one-time league villain lebron james.
>> we're playing for a ring. so i do feel good. i think i'll be pretty fresh once game five starts and kind of take it from there. >> reporter: and the fans are no doubt loving it. this nba finals, the most-watched ever. averaging more than 18 million viewers each game. >> countdown starts at 7:30 p.m. eastern, tipoff at 8:00 p.m. on abc. still ahead, tempers flare as a drone enters a neighborhood. and later, mcspeedy. a milestone for actor patrick dempsey. what he's celebrating tonight. that news, coming up.
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they're everywhere these days capturing spectacular aerials. but what happens when one hovers over your yard? tonight, the battles over the boundaries. here's aditi roy. >> reporter: a drone smackdown causing buzz. watch as this man swats a drone to the ground. warning its owners not to fly it over his home. that man declined to comment to reporters. but the owner of the high-tech device is now asking that man to pay for the destroyed drone, worth $1,350. >> he swatted it down, it hit his leg, hit the cement, smashed the camera, the blades, and messed up the copter. >> reporter: the growing popularity of drones is sparking disputes among neighbors across the country. in vancouver, washington -- >> it was freaky. >> reporter: a 7-year-old boy says he noticed a drone flying outside the window of this home. and scared, he hid. while his friends' grandfather says he came face-to-face with
the flying craft. >> i went in the house, got my bb gun, and pointed it at it and it took off. >> reporter: the man flying that drone contends he never got too close to the home's window. some cities and states have their own drone laws. in california, for instance, you can fly your drone freely as long as you don't look into other people's homes. in order to protect their privacy, people have tried to use trespassing laws or even stalking charges to fight back against drones in their neighborhoods, with little success. demonstrating that these floating novelties are truly flying into unchartered territory. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you. coming up, phone home. a surprise message from outer space. why space experts are thrilled to hear from this old friend. our "instant index," up next. as my diabetes changed it got harder to control my blood sugar. today, i'm asking about levemir®.
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then the convicted killer reached out. and they both saw a better way to move forward. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: it's a hug that never should have happened. phillip robinson's father was shot to death 28 years ago by the man he's embracing, ron hammer. the two men meeting in person for the first time last month. and today sharing their story with the tennessee church where robinson is a pastor. >> ron, there you are. >> good morning to you. >> reporter: hammer, on parole for the murder, joining via skype. in his sermon, robinson talking about the day his father was killed while coming from the bank, with $10,000 in cash. >> there on the sidewalk, my dad. >> reporter: he wanted revenge. >> i wanted him dead, too. >> reporter: but about two decades later, hammer, who had never admitted his guilt, making a life-changing choice. >> i sat down and wrote your mother a letter and told her everything that took place. >> reporter: today, in a taped message telling churchgoers drug
addiction drove him to kill. >> i tried to grab the money, he tried to grab the gun. then the gun went off, taking his life. >> reporter: but then getting an answer he never expected. >> i received a letter back from you. i couldn't finish the letter took me several times to finish it. you'd forgiven me. >> reporter: forgiveness, they say, set them both free. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> an incredible reunion. thank you for watching. "gma" first thing in the morning and david muir back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live: game night." tonight, the cast of "magic mike xxl." plus "lie witness news," nba edition. presented by juicy fruit. with cleto and the cletones. and now, here's jimmy kimmel. >> jimmy: wow, thank you very much. welcome to our sunday night game night special. i'm jimmy, your host and guide to the journey of baskets and balls. tonight, gave five of the nba finals between the golden state